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- enPR: pərĭm'ĭtər
- Rhymes: -ɪmɪtə(ɹ)
perimeter (plural perimeters)
- (mathematics) The sum of the distance of all the lengths of the sides of an object.
- (mathematics) The length of such a boundary.
- The outer limits of an area.
- See synonyms at circumference.
- 2002, Frank Tenaille, translated by Steven Toussaint and Hope Sandrine, Music Is the Weapon of the Future: Fifty Years of African Popular Music, Chicago, IL: Lawrence Hill Books, →ISBN, page 182:
- In 1977, Papa Wemba decided to change the name of his housing tract, in the outskirts of Kinshasa, to Village Molokai,2 of which he declared himself traditional chief. Then, within this perimeter, he advocated a clothing style that featured, among its distinctions, a beret, and that went along with a way of walking, talking, and behaving toward others.
- A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.
- An instrument for determining the extent and shape of the field of vision.
- (mathematics): circumference
- (given grounds): premises
sum of the distance of all the lengths of the sides of an object
length of such a boundary
outer limits of an area
fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position